SOS Dent Shows a Cool PDR Tip (Porsche 911 Turbo)
- Thursday, 08 April 2010 16:37
Our friends at SOS Dent recently posted an article in regards to gaining access on a rear quarter panel of a Porsche 911 turbo. I have definitely been up this alley before and so I thought I would help share his article with all of you other pdr techs. It’s also not a bad article for anyone who wants to know how we go about getting to your dent without drilling. Of course if this was not possible from behind, we would definitely use a “glue pull” technique that also avoids drilling.
Here’s some of what David at SOS Dent had to say about the paintless dent repair..
I had a chance to work yesterday on 09 997 turbo. It was just small ding and I thought this will be easy as always. We service Beverly Hills Porsche dealership so we work on turbos all the time. But this was first time I did quarter panel. Some panels are aluminum (hood, doors) but this was metal.
Ding with reflection
So I lift the car up and knowing that Porsche already has factory opening in quarter panel I thought I just go through there. Well I find out that instead of inner metal structure there is something else.
Deep Paintles Dent Repair Training / New Training Articles
- Saturday, 06 March 2010 21:31
Hey everyone, I had a similar article up before about deep ding repairs but I wrote an article more in depth about my past trainee and his progress. I also spoke about more candid truth to paintless dent repair training. If you happen to be interested in paintless dent repair / removal training then this article will be for you. So check it out and hope you like it.
Learning paintless dent removal correctly not only involves time but a lot of patience. This article is about a trainee I trained early last year along with his partner Alex which I will talk about later in another article. This video you are about to watch or already did, is about a very complex deep ding / dent. When I teach someone how to learn the art of paintless dent removal, it’s not about just pushing and tapping. There is a big philosophy to it and an important procedure.
Besides the philosophy and procedure (technique), there are the tools. Tools are a third of the solution or the problem for many who can’t figure out how to finish. Understanding the capabilities of what your tools can really do, help you become a much better and efficient paintless dent repair technician. As you see in this video (continued article from link below), Fotis understands the the pdr technique, is patient and comprehends his tool usage well. With the combination of all three techniques being put to use, the results are amazing. Please keep in mind, Fotis in this video has had no prior experience or practiced before hand.
Please click on this link here to read the rest of this article and video.
Mercedes Benz Deep Paintless Dent Repair – PDR Training
- Wednesday, 27 February 2008 17:50
When I saw this dent and I knew I had to at least take some photos and document my PDR process. I never get tired of taking photos of my work. Besides, it’s really not work. To me it’s having fun doing what I love. Paintless Dent Removal has become my passion behind marketing my passion. I also train PDR personally as well. From beginner to advanced, I share my passion and devotion to paintless dent removal and the auto reconditioning market.
Now enough about that. Let’s briefly talk about this dent repair. It is quite intimidating indeed for any experienced tech. Although if you are an experienced tech, that feeling only last briefly until you begin to perform the job. Tools were essential. Wrong tools, wrong results. Although it takes more than tools to gain good results. A little patience, correctly reading the board and of coarse… experience.
I used a bladed shaved door tool (Ultra Dent Tools) to do most of the dirty work. I also used a knock down from (Dent Craft Tools) or (Dent Gear) to remove the crowns and highs. Now I can’t just rush into the center. If I do, I will cause an oil can effect and then it will be a done deal, game over. I work from the top, then tap. I use this technique back n forth and switching sides in between so I keep the dent balanced.
Little by little within two hours, I have completed the job. No sanding, painting. Just one happy customer and a little satisfaction.
If you have questions about my PDR repair, please feel free to comment. You can also visit my official web site at DentTime.com